Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
: but would you be in favor of changing some laws, like, for example, banning these assault weapons? >> i would love to see what comes out of the committee. i think with vice president biden putting together a holistic approach to the challenges we face as a nation, looking at the opportunity we have to seriously address all the issues from mental illness to other issues, understanding what happened and why. after we have those answers we'll be in a much better position to decide the path forward. >> schieffer: let's talk a little bit about the fiscal cliff. you know, the speaker took a deal to the president, and then took it to his own caucus, and he didn't have the votes. he couldn't deliver the votes to guarantee his own proposal. what happens now? >> well, i think it's important for us to note that the house has acted already. the house, we've passed sequestration on four occasion. we've extend all the tax cuts and now we wait for a response from the other side. we stand prepared to be here in washington whenever the president or the senate has a proposal that we can take and act on.
Dec 30, 2012 8:30am PST
. it cannot reasonably ignore the law, and misapplying. so it is now preparing to send out a variety of notices to federal contractors, the contract is suspended or canceled. or to tell various agency the-- the t.s.a., f.a.a., all through the federal government, lay people off, this is real, because they seaport negotiations are not getting anywhere near a deal and they have to prepare for the cutting side of the fiscal cliff, not just the taxes. >> o'donnell: and, nancy, if there is no deal, what happens next on monday? >> reporter: essentially we move to plan b, where senates democrat introduce their own plan in the senate that caps the bush tax cuts ap at $250,000 or less, extends long-term unemployment benefits, maybe imposing spending cuts to push off the sequester for six months or a year and we see if the republicans allow a straight up-or-down votes that only requires 50 senators to vote yes or if we have to go to a 60-vote threshold. democrats think they can get the seven republicans they need-- they think they might be able to get up to 10 who have signaled they could go al
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
affair? oh, yeah, it's me, my brother my brother in law, and my father, vito, who i'd like to introduce you to. vito, nice to meet you. thank you, nice to meet you. so how long have you been doing this? oh, 1950 this summer 1950. 1950! 60 years. yeah. unbelievable. now, you grew up in italy? i grew up and i came here when i was 14. and got right to work? my uncle wanted me to get out of the house, so he said, "i'll send you to work with a friend of mine mr. batista clemenzi." mm-hmm. and then i was with him for 19 years. and what types of jobs were you doing back in the 1950s? well, you know, regular flats, but not like this. we used to put the -- you know, plaster three coat thick. yeah. your sons were telling me some great stories about you working. they said you used to take the train to work. train, the bus everything. there was a lot of time -- we didn't have much competition like you do today, and we used to have a suitcase like this and then we -- you know when we changed jobs we put everything in a suitcase, go on the bus. y